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DIALOGUING: Robert Samuels, director of the University of Rhode Island counseling center, talks with Ashley O’Hearn, a graduate student trainee at the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Students’ mental health a concern for colleges

Leaving home for what may be the first time and settling into an apartment or dormitory without parents or siblings can be exhilarating for...

RWU Law, URI among institutions to share $1.2M grant to help...

BRISTOL – The Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program, housed at the law...
Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

As more construction jobs open, finding workers continues to be difficult

Still wanted: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island. There are simply not enough people to go...
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Five Questions With Ioannis Miaoulis

Ioannis Miaoulis | President, Roger Williams University 1. You have an academic and nonprofit background in science and engineering. What is Roger Williams University doing...
MICHAEL YELNOSKY is stepping down as dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law when his contract expires next spring. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Yelnosky stepping down as RWU Law dean at end of academic...

BRISTOL – Michael Yelnosky, the dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, is stepping down when his contract expires at the end...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ranked No. 7 overall on the 2020 college and university rankings conducted by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

6 local colleges and universities make top 250 in 2020 WSJ...

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island colleges and universities and two Bristol County, Mass., institutions ranked in the top 250 schools for 2020, as determined...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERITY's University College at One Empire Plaza in downtown Providence would house the proposed University High School charter school. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

RWU’s charter school proposal 1 of 5 under consideration by RIDE

PROVIDENCE – A charter school with the backing of Roger Williams University that would cater to English language learners is one of five charter...
A NEW RANKING on college costs places Rhode Island at the top of the list for highest average tuition among colleges and universities located in the state.

R.I.’s average college tuition ranked highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's colleges and universities have the highest average in-state tuition in the nation, according to a ranking published Wednesday by website...
SEVEN RHODE ISLAND and two Massachusetts schools were on Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2019" list.

9 local colleges among Forbes’ top 650

PROVIDENCE – Forbes has ranked seven Rhode Island schools and two Bristol County, Mass., schools among the best 650 four-year, degree-granting institutions in the...
FURTHER STUDY: Patrick DaSilva, a computer engineer at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, is studying electrical engineering and computer science, with a concentration in embedded systems security, as a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Colleges upgrade courses, as cybersecurity job market heats up

In recent years, colleges and universities across Rhode Island have upgraded their cybersecurity course offerings, but reports show schools can’t pump out cyber-trained students...
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